25-year-old Victoria Ibiwoye has won the Princess Diana Legacy Award, an award earmarked for exceptional young change-makers from across the world, who have demonstrated their ability to inspire and mobilise others to serve their communities, as Princess Diana herself did.
The Legacy Award was introduced in 2017, to celebrate the life of Diana, Princess of Wales in the 20th anniversary year since her death.
Taking place every two years, this unique accolade is the highest honour presented by the charity and celebrates the achievements of 20 exceptional young change-makers from across the world for their social action or humanitarian work.
Victoria alongside 19 other outstanding youths were presented with the award on Tuesday 26, November 2019.
All the Legacy Award recipients – who come from across the UK, Nigeria, Canada, Malaysia, Tanzania, Nepal, and India – have had a monumental impact on society.
Victoria is the Founder of One African Child Foundation, a social enterprise that is focused on education for children in undeserved communities in Nigeria.
Understanding the power of education to transform lives, break the cycle of poverty and build peaceful and resilient societies, Victoria works selflessly to empower children to receive the best education possible.
She created One African Child foundation to address the inequality in education, particularly for children in marginalized communities in Nigeria.
One African Child began as a grass-roots project reaching out to two children in Victoria’s immediate community. Today, the foundation has worked with over 4,000 children teaching them critical soft skills as well as the importance of taking active roles in their communities.